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Can charities heal the divisions in society?
Thu 17 November 2016, 08:30 – 10:30 GMT
The EU referendum campaign and its aftermath have highlighted divisions within communities—including between people of different generations, faiths and backgrounds. It highlighted has how opinions have become polarised, including between the four nations in the United Kingdom and between North and South.
Where has this left local communities? NPC argues that charities may now have a key role is in trying to bring together communities which have been divided by a pretty aggressive referendum campaign on all sides. Local groups can do a lot to help communities plan for their future outside the EU’.
Little has been said on what this role of healing rifts and bringing communities together might entail. Nor has there been a public debate about the limitations of charities doing this, given that they themselves mirror wider society.
This event, in partnership with Deloitte, will explore:
- What the divisions are and how deeply they run;
- What role is there for charities in healing the divisions in society;
- How might the charity sector need to address their own prejudices
The event will be chaired by Sue Wixley, Director of Communications of NPC and speakers will include:
- David Goodhart